The Flower Mound (TX) Town Council unanimously approved a 20-year cooperative agreement with Highland Village and Lewisville for a 9,000-square-foot joint fire training facility, reports communityimpact.com.
The Lewisville Fire Department approached the other two departments in 2019 about a joint agreement, the report says. The Lewisville fire training facility could no longer be used safely, they said.
The deal divides both the initial capital cost of the facility and the amount of time each fire department will have access to the facility, according to the report; Lewisville has 51.6% of the cost and time, Flower Mound has 40.6%, and Highland Village is at 7.8%. The total cost is more than $4.9 million, with Flower Mound responsible just over $2 million.
The agreement says the city of Lewisville would solely own the facility, but it would grant the Flower Mound and Highland Village departments access. The deal begins once construction is complete and accepted, the report says, and it includes automatic one-year renewals unless cities provide notice of nonrenewal.
The new facility—which officials anticipate will be ready about 18 months after construction begins—will be located where the old Lewisville facility currently stands, 701 E. Valley Ridge Blvd.
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